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State Canvass Of Midterm Election Vote To Take Place November 25 PDF Print E-mail
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By Administrator   
Thursday, 20 November 2014 06:44

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - On Tuesday it will be official. The canvass of North Carolina's midterm vote will take place to formalize the results and officially end the midterm season.

The state Board of Elections will hold the public meeting by teleconference at 11 a.m. The public can join the teleconference by using this link:


The meeting's agend:

Call to Order by Chairman Josh Howard

Canvass by the State Board of Election

Executive Director's Report

State Board Of Elections: Fourteen Races Still Not Resolved PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 19 November 2014 05:32

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - Fourteen midterm election contests are now being recounted across North Carolina, according to the State Board of Elections. The deadline to request a recount closed Tuesday at the end of business.

Counties have until Thursday to finalize totals in a recount between Cheri Beasley and Mike Robinson, who are competing for a seat on the state Supreme Court.  This is the only statewide race that hasn't yet been settled.

Additional recounts in county-level contests include a race for the State Senate, clerk of court, and board of education, among others.  

The State Board will meet next Tuesday to certify results for all federal, judicial, and multicounty contests.

Fayetteville Democrat Tim Dunn Announces Run For Attorney General PDF Print E-mail
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Tuesday, 18 November 2014 06:04

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - One Democrat has already jumped in to the 2016 election fray, saying he'll seek the Attorney General's seat if current occupant Roy Cooper runs for governor.

According to the Fayetteville Observer, local lawyer Tim Dunn made the announcement over the weekend at a local church.

Dunn has served multiple tours in Iraw and Afghanistan as a Marine reservist.

He was a congressional candidate in the 1990s.

Cooper has not officially said he will challenge Pat McCrory for the state's top job. Still, political pundits says Cooper's actions and comments indicate that is his intention.

Elon Poll: Hillary Clinton and Mitt Romney Top North Carolinians' Wish List For 2016 PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 17 November 2014 05:58

RALEIGH, (SGRToday.com) - With the midterm election just days in the rear-view mirror, a North Carolina pollster is moving on to the 2016 presidential election. The Elon University poll has released findings showing that two familiar names -- Hillary Clintong and Mitt Romney -- top the list of contenders in North Carolina.

In answer to the open-ended question, "Who would you most like to see run for president in 2016?" the key findings are:

1.An overwhelming 52.9% of Democrats favor Hillary Clinton in 2016. Clinton’s name
was mentioned 24 times more often than Elizabeth Warren.

2. Mitt Romney leads the Republican field with 18.6% of registered Republicans.

3. Although only 4% of Republicans mentioned Hillary Clinton, that was the 4th
highest ranked candidate among Republicans, beating out Chris Christie and Jeb Bush.
4. Independents were more likely not to have mentioned a preferred candidate (40.5%
saying don’t know or not providing an answer)
5. Women (40.4%) were more likely not to have mentioned a preferred candidate then men (33.5%).

6. Women (33.1%) were much more likely to mention Hillary Clinton than men (19.6%)


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